2023 Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: Prevention Before the Crisis Summit

30. Building CommUNITY through Restorative Practices

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Session Dates

Thursday August 17, 2023 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM - PaTTAN - CENTRAL

Restorative Practices is the science of strengthening relationships between individuals as well as connections within communities. When put into practice, students experience a sense of safety and belonging that result in improved behavior, less violence, and less bullying. Implementing restorative practices is essential for creating a positive learning environment, building social connections, and problem-solving. During this introductory experience, participants will learn the fundamental theory and explore practices to proactively and responsively develop and sustain relationships that foster commUNITY in learning environments.

Target Audience

Suggested participants include the following:

  • Administrators
  • Educators, including early childhood educators
  • Behavioral specialists (school counselors, school psychologists, special educators)
  • Behavioral and mental health providers
  • Emotional Support teachers
  • Emotional Support paraprofessionals
  • Parents/families

Topics Covered: Behavior

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2251, or trife@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Dr. Eva Allen, Kelly Swartwood

Event Contact:


Tina Rife

Content Contact:

Chanda Telleen

Additional Info

A list of nearby hotel locations can be found here: PaTTAN Central Information
Note: You are responsible for securing and paying for your own lodging. Room blocks with discounted rates have not been reserved.